Chiropractic Hours

Monday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday 10:00am - 6:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 7:30am - 10:00am
Sunday on call for emergencies
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Convenient

  • Chiropractic is one of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Ontario.
  • Chiropractic is a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and treatment of misalignments of the joints.
  • Misalignment of joints may affect nerves, muscles and/or organs throughout the body.
  • The benefits of chiropractic care were acknowledged significantly in 2013 by Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-term Care, Deb Matthews.
  • The Minister of Health and Long-term Care affirmed that chiropractors are an integral part of a health care plan for lower back pain.
  • Chiropractic is acknowledged by The World Health Organization as a health care profession which "emphasizes the conservative management of the neuromusculoskeletal system, without the use of medicines and surgery".
  • The benefits of chiropractic care are not limited to the spinal column or neck and back pain alone –> chiropractic care can benefit all areas of the body!
  • Our chiropractors are highly trained. They are specialists in manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints; they can also prescribe therapeutic exercise, provide nutritional counselling, and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.
  • Our chiropractors are members in good standing with the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA).

Insurance

Coverage Most extended health care plans cover all or part of treatments up to a maximum amounts. Maximums vary by plan.
Direct billing Available to the following companies:
• Blue Cross
• Chamber of Commerce
• Desjardins
• Great West Life
• Green Shield
• Industrial Alliance
• ManuLife
• Standard Life
• SunLife
• Cowan Insurance
• Johnson

Highly Complimentary Services

Massage Therapy Loosens soft tissues prior to an adjustment.
Physiotherapy A complimentary healing practice
Acupuncture Combining Eastern and Western medicine for energy balance and openness to realignment of joints

Symptoms & conditions commonly treated by chiropractors

Pain • Back pain • Neck pain
• Neck stiffness • Shoulder pain
• Numbness/Tingling • Chest pain
• Pain in extremities (arm pain & leg pain)
• Hip pain • Ankle/Foot pain
• Headaches • Migraines
• Ear aches
Injuries • Motor vehicle accident • Whiplash
• Work injury • WSIB claims
• Slips and falls • Sports injury
• Everyday strains (snow shovelling, gardening)
Conditions • Sciatica • Disc herniation
• Muscle spasm • Pinched nerve
• Tendonitis • Fibromyalgia
• Sprains • Muscle strain
• Scoliosis • Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Arthritis • TMJ syndrome
• Limited range of motion in the back, shoulder, neck or any limb
Life Style • Stress • Discomfort caused by pregnancy

Chiropractic FAQs

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Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes. Chiropractors are one of only five classes of health care professionals in Ontario that are able to use the title Doctor. The five classes are chiropractors, medical doctors, psychologists, optometrists and dentists.

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What type and how much training does a chiropractor receive?

After receiving a university degree, a Doctor of Chiropractic has spent four additional years at an accredited chiropractic institution, receiving more than 4,200 hours of specialized clinical training. This is slightly more than that required of medical doctors. The chiropractic curriculum at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, in Toronto, includes studies in anatomy, neurology, orthopedics, physiology, radiology, pathology, biomechanics, chiropractic principles, diagnosis and adjustment techniques, to name just as few of the areas of study.

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What can a chiropractor do to support my health?

In addition to providing chiropractic care to patients, as primary health care practitioners, chiropractors can develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment / management plan. They can recommend therapeutic exercise and other non-invasive therapies. Chiropractors also can provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

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Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?

No. Like other doctors, chiropractors are regulated primary health care providers. This means chiropractors can see you without a referral from another health care provider. Being regulated also means that a Regulatory College within the province sets standards and evaluates and promotes competency to assure quality of health care is maintained and the public at large is protected.

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What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is a safe and natural procedure in which trained chiropractors use their hands to apply a controlled, specific force in a precise direction to a joint that is "locked up" or not moving properly. The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to correct structural alignment and improve your body's physical function.

Chiropractic adjustments specific to the vertebrae of the spine are called "spinal manipulation". The purpose of spinal manipulation is to eliminate interference in the nervous system, improving spinal function and overall health.

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Do adjustments hurt?

Chiropractic adjustments are a highly controlled procedure that rarely cause discomfort themselves. If moving causes you pain before your treatment, moving during the treatment may be uncomfortable. However, chiropractic techniques use minimal force and pressure that is appropriate for the condition and other physical factors of the patient. Most patients feel instant relief after their treatment. If this is your first treatment, you may experience soreness similar to that of starting an exercise program. Applying ice and/or stretching may provide relief. Our chiropractors will advise you accordingly.

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Why do I sometimes hear a popping sound?

A "popping" sound happens when the tissues of joint in question are stretched. It is not necessary to hear this sound to confirm an adjustment has been made. When this sound is made during spinal manipulation, some people erroneously call this "cracking your back", however, nothing is "cracking".

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Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No. Each patient's care is uniquely different from every other patient. Although a similar procedure may be used, adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient's size, weight, age and health condition.

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Is it safe to receive chiropractic treatment when I am pregnant?

It is safe to see a chiropractor during pregnancy as adjusting methods are always adapted to a patient's physical state, health condition and needs. Many pregnant women report that chiropractic adjustments improve their level of comfort during pregnancy.

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Can I learn to adjust myself?

Chiropractors are trained to adjust in a very specific location and direction. It is virtually impossible to adjust oneself correctly and accurately.

Motor Vehicle Accident? WSIB Claim?

See us today. It's in your best interests to do so.

Delaying could cost you both physically and financially.

An assessment by one of our chiropractors or physiotherapist will be covered by your insurance company after any motor vehicle accident, or work accident that falls under a WSIB claim.

You have the choice of which health care professionals you trust and wish to support you after any accident. Insurance companies may recommend certain doctors or practitioners they know of, but the choice is yours. Who you choose will not affect amounts that will be available to you from your insurance company.

Our provincial government in accordance with the Insurance Act, provides specific direction to health care practitioners for regarding amounts insurance companies can cover for an initial assessment and for rehabilitation treatments. These amounts are on a sliding scale based upon time passed since the accident and/or injury, not time passed since your assessment .

Therefore, it is very important that you contact our office to make an appointment for an assessment as soon possible after your motor vehicle accident or work injury. Even if your insurance company has not been in touch with you, it is in your physical and financial interests to arrange an assessment appointment soon after an accident.

Team CHIROPRACTIC

Dr. Bill Stackhouse

DC, BSC

Dr. Larry Laughlin

DC, BPHE

Dr. Ryan Laughlin

DC, BHSC

Get In Touch

  • Same day appointments are available
  • Halton Chiropractic and Wellness
    250 Wyecroft Road, Unit 5 Oakville
    ON L6K 3T7
  • 905.844.9117
  • admin@haltonchiropractic.ca

Emergencies

  • Our Doctors are on call 24/7
  • If our office is closed and you need immediate attention, please call one of the following doctors:
  • Dr. Larry Laughlin (905) 825-1011
  • Dr. Bill Stackhouse (905) 825-1051
  • Dr. Ryan Laughlin (416)500-5747